Alzheimer’s Association: Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease signed into law by President Obama

At the urging of the Alzheimer’s Association and its more than 600,000 advocates, the funding bill signed into law today by President Obama contained an unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach and caregiver support. The Association applauds the Obama administration for calling for increased Alzheimer’s funding in the president’s Fiscal Year 2014 … Continue reading

California Healthline: S.F. Alzheimer’s Pilot Results Released

by David Gorn Tuesday, July 16, 2013   Pilot project results from California were presented yesterday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston. A six-month coordinated care study involving Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers based in San Francisco yielded impressive reductions in use of emergency department services along with other care improvements. “Emergency room services were … Continue reading

California Healthline: Senate Report Examines Goals for Alzheimer’s Care

by David Gorn Alzheimer’s is an “impending public health crisis” in California and needs immediate and continued state attention, according to a new report from the California Senate Office of Research. The statewide focus on Alzheimer’s disease began in earnest two years ago, according to the report released last week. “The year 2011 was significant … Continue reading

NY Times: Dementia Care Cost Is Projected to Double by 2040

By PAM BELLUCK Published: April 3, 2013 The most rigorous study to date of how much it costs to care for Americans with dementia found that the financial burden is at least as high as that of heart disease or cancer, and is probably higher. And both the costs and the number of people with dementia will more than … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Association: Action Alert! Alzheimer’s Tax Check-off Extension Scheduled for Hearing

From our colleagues at the Alzheimer’s Association: AB 394 (Yamada and Grove) – which would extend the state income tax check-off for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Fund for five years – is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on Monday, April 1st, 2013.The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring this … Continue reading

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